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Virginia's On The Bay

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815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
361-749-4088
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Food has always been excellent. View is great my daughter loves seeing the birds and the fish and boats. We go at least once every time we go to port aransas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
RobertP1981
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New Braunfels, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food is overpriced and mediocre. I had the surf & turf which consisted of a filet mignon, garlic shrimp, baked potato and vegetables for $29.00. Service was terrible but we did get to watch several dolphins swim in the bay/marina.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food has always been excellent. View is great my daughter loves seeing the birds and the fish and boats. We go at least once every time we go to port aransas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Virginias On The Bay has slipped considerably in some ways. Previously I rated the place four to five stars (2006), now two. If you enjoy fresh oysters on the half shell ask where they are from. If they are "Jerries Oysters" from Galveston Bay they are large & 5 stars on them. I had them last night. Jerries oysters are... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we tried on a recent trip. Open air dining right on the Marina. Excellent seafood and super service. We will go back on a return visit

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Your typical fried food seafood joint...nothing great. The real problem was that it is an open air restaurant and the gnats were congregating under the ceiling fans at night...dropping into our drinks and food. Not sure there was anything they could do. Good people watching though and on the water...so they will always have a crowd.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had heard this was a staple of Port Aransas and a good place to eat. The good: Atmosphere is very nice. You are sitting right on the water and can see all the boats in their docking slips. The service was not great, but ok. The bad: The food is very, very over-priced for what you get. My daughter,... More 

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Virginias has a great location on the harbour but is expensive and over rated. The food is very ordinary and the staff were not very attentive. They also looked rather untidy. The crab cake appetiser was expensive at 10.99 for one cake. Worth a visit for a harbour view but that's about all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fish sandwich is delicious! Wife had a veggie burger and said it was one of the best ones you can get. They have some type of larger buns they butter and toast and it's delicious!! I really liked this place! Nice open atmosphere.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For the view and people watching. Open air restaurant is nice and ambiance is good but let's face it the food is just not that great. It's really mediocre for the price you are paying. You're paying for the view really. Lots of families with small children that are really welcomed so it's a real family atmosphere. Service is nice... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch and had a great table with a view of the water and even a couple Dolphins. The food was just ok. It might be better to come for a beer at the bar rather than a nice meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Trout St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-4088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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